Herb patch

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Herb patches are a type of Farming patch which require at least one herb seed to plant starting at level 9. Fully grown herb patches can be harvested by clicking on the fully grown herb; harvesting yields a minimum of three grimy herbs without an upper bound and leaves a patch cleared for re-planting. The minimum amount of herbs can be boosted with any of the compost variants and Plant Power. Weeded herb patches offer a Configure option to set the default number of seeds to use depending upon which tier(s) of Plant Power the player has unlocked. Magic secateurs have a 10% chance to not deplete one of the herb's lives. The juju farming potion gives players a 1/3 chance to harvest two herbs in one action, and the greenfingers aura gives additional chance, up to 15% for legendary greenfingers aura.

The herb patch at Trollheim, available after completing My Arm's Big Adventure never becomes diseased. In addition the Wilderness herb patch becomes immune to disease after completion of the Hard Wilderness achievements and is the only patch where bloodweed seeds can be planted. Players with level 81 Archaeology can activate the Pharm Ecology relic power at the mysterious monolith to prevent all herb and mushroom patches from becoming diseased.

Herbs take 80 minutes to grow, in four 20 minute growth cycles. This can be reduced to 60 minutes (three 20 minute growth cycles) if the 'Speedy Growth' upgrade is purchased from Sydekix's Shop of Balance.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Allotment/Flower/Herb patches[edit | edit source]

Type Location Gardener Closest teleport Image
2 x Allotment
1 x Flower
1 x Herb
West of Draynor Elstan
2 x Allotment
1 x Flower
1 x Herb
West of Port Phasmatys Lyra
2 x Allotment
1 x Flower
1 x Herb
North of Catherby Dantaera
2 x Allotment
1 x Flower
1 x Herb
North of Ardougne Kragen

Herb only patches[edit | edit source]

Type Location Gardener Quest requirement Closest teleport Image
Herb[1][2] Roof of Troll Stronghold My Arm My Arm's Big Adventure
Herb Inner circle of the Crwys district of Prifddinas None Plague's End
Herb[3][4] North of the Wilderness Crater in the Wilderness None None
Herb Garden of Kharid None None
  1. ^ My Arm will look after the herbs once My Arm's Big Adventure is complete, keeping them disease-free.
  2. ^ Cannot be used to grow Goutweed.
  3. ^ Disease-free after completion of the Hard Wilderness achievements.
  4. ^ This is the only patch where Bloodweed can be grown

Harvest life[edit | edit source]

The herb patch starts with 3 harvest lives, increased to 4 with compost, 5 with supercompost, and 6 with ultracompost. Plant Power is an upgrade to planting herbs, allowing the player to plant more seeds at once for a higher harvest life in the same amount of time.

To maximize the potential of the patch, players should acquire the scroll of life as a reward from Daemonheim. It costs 10,000 tokens and requires level 25 in both Farming and Dungeoneering. This reward returns a seed from harvesting a patch 10% of the time. It is also recommended, but not required, to use compost, supercompost, ultracompost, or fertile soil on the patch to increase the yield of herbs.

Crops[edit | edit source]

Farming level Seed Produce Crux Eqal favour.png Favour per seed
9 Guam seed 5.png
Guam seed
Grimy guam.png
Grimy guam
14 Marrentill seed 5.png
Marrentill seed
Grimy marrentill.png
Grimy marrentill
19 Tarromin seed 5.png
Tarromin seed
Grimy tarromin.png
Grimy tarromin
26 Harralander seed 5.png
Harralander seed
Grimy harralander.png
Grimy harralander
29 Gout tuber.png
Gout tuber [Herb 1]
32 Ranarr seed 5.png
Ranarr seed
Grimy ranarr.png
Grimy ranarr
36 Spirit weed seed 5.png
Spirit weed seed
Grimy spirit weed.png
Grimy spirit weed
38 Toadflax seed 5.png
Toadflax seed
Grimy toadflax.png
Grimy toadflax
44 Irit seed 5.png
Irit seed
Grimy irit.png
Grimy irit
46 Wergali seed 5.png
Wergali seed
Grimy wergali.png
Grimy wergali
50 Avantoe seed 5.png
Avantoe seed
Grimy avantoe.png
Grimy avantoe
56 Kwuarm seed 5.png
Kwuarm seed
Grimy kwuarm.png
Grimy kwuarm
62 Snapdragon seed 5.png
Snapdragon seed
Grimy snapdragon.png
Grimy snapdragon
67 Cadantine seed 5.png
Cadantine seed
Grimy cadantine.png
Grimy cadantine
73 Lantadyme seed 5.png
Lantadyme seed
Grimy lantadyme.png
Grimy lantadyme
77 Arbuck seed 5.png
Arbuck seed
Grimy arbuck.png
Grimy arbuck
79 Dwarf weed seed 5.png
Dwarf weed seed
Grimy dwarf weed.png
Grimy dwarf weed
85 Torstol seed 5.png
Torstol seed
Grimy torstol.png
Grimy torstol
91 Fellstalk seed 5.png
Fellstalk seed
Grimy fellstalk.png
Grimy fellstalk
  1. ^ Quest requirement: Eadgar's Ruse

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Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 21 November 2022 (Update):
    • Weeded herb patches now have a configure option that players with Plant Power can use to set the default number of seeds they plant in a patch.
  • patch 12 August 2019 (Update):
    • Inspecting a herb patch will now correctly state when its being protected by the greenfingers aura or the herb protector.
  • ninja 17 June 2019 (Update):
    • The inspect option on herb patches now tells you what type of seed was planted there.
  • patch 4 February 2019 (Update):
    • It is now possible to use a herb protector on a herb patch whilst having a greenfingers aura active.
  • update 4 January 2019 (Update):
    • Temporary increased yield for allotment and herb patches added until 7 January 2019.
  • patch 22 October 2018 (Update):
    • The Farming skillcape perk message now correctly reflects the master farmer outfit's ability to clean herbs.
    • Signs of the porter will now work in conjunction with collecting clean herb from patches (via the Farming outfits) as well as collecting the Player Owned Farm honey varieties from the Apiaries.
  • patch 28 August 2018 (Update):
    • It is once again possible to plant various seeds in the Wilderness herb patch.
  • patch 20 August 2018 (Update):
    • Players can now only plant bloodweed seeds in the wilderness herb patch.
  • hotfix 17 January 2017 (Update):
    • Gaining XP when harvesting from the Wilderness herb patch without a demonic skull was enabled.
  • update 8 August 2016 (Update):
    • A new herb patch has been placed near the canoe exit in the Wilderness. Any herb can be grown here but more importantly this is the only place in Gielinor where the brand new bloodweed can grow.
    • With the wilderness tasks, completing tier 1 provides free teleports to the herb patch using the Wilderness sword, and completing tier 3 makes the patch disease free.
  • patch 13 October 2014 (Update):
    • It is no longer possible to clear healthy growing crops in the herb and bush patches in the Crwys section of Prifddinas.
  • patch 6 October 2014 (Update):
    • The Remote Farming cure patch option now works on the herb patch in Prifddinas.
  • patch 24 February 2014 (Update):
    • My Arm has decided to permanently keep the door leading to his herb patch open.
  • patch 24 October 2012 (Update):
    • The Falador herb farming patch has been levelled out.
  • patch 16 May 2011 (Update):
    • The Remote Farming spell now states the correct information for grown magic trees and My Arm's herb patch.
  • patch 3 December 2009 (Update):
    • Flattened out a herb farming patch.
  • update 11 July 2005 (Update):
    • Herb patches added to game with the introduction of the Farming skill.